For Billy Collins
Tonight I will go see Billy Collins
And all my poetry from that time afterwards
Will, without a doubt, sparkle with his wit
Like a shiny chrome horse
On the hood of a powder blue car
A 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible, in this case
With a black rag top roof and red leather seats
Like the first one I owned which always broke down
Only this time, it will come with a rebuilt heart.
Ode to Organ Meat
If you cook organ meat just right
you get its flavor
right into the roll.
That is, the dead mammal,
whose meat you chopped,
and whose resulting juices
sizzle along the sides of the pan,
once a feeling, thinking, sensing being,
call – delicious.
Rollo A. Nye has flown planes, worked in supermarkets, department stores and universities. His poetry has appeared in Dali’s Lovechild” and will soon be published in The Syzygy Poetry Journal.
Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters. Glenn is also the official photographer for the Newton Writing and Publishing Center.